If Ghana qualifies for the World Cup later this year, Callum Hudson-Odoi will switch his international allegiance to the West African country.
The Chelsea midfielder earned three England caps, appearing in Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro in 2019.
The winger has represented England at various age groups, but LondonWorld believes that he has told his close friends that he wants to play for the Black Stars at the World Cup later this year.
Hudson-Odoi would be allowed to switch allegiance to Ghana, his parents’ homeland, because his competitive performances for England were before the age of 21.
Wilfried Zaha and Ademola Lookman, for example, have switched national teams from England to Ivory Coast and Nigeria, respectively.
The Wandsworth-born winger said he was waiting and assessing his options when asked about the potential.
“I don’t know,” the 21-year-old told the Evening Standard. We’ll wait until that time comes, towards the end of the day.”
He turned down a call-up to the England U21 team in November, citing a desire to concentrate on his club career.
Hudson-Odoi has visited Ghana twice in the last eight months, the most he has visited any country on vacation in the last six years.
Hudson-Odoi will not want to be a spectator at this year’s World Cup, according to LondonWorld, and will give the go-ahead to transfer nationalities if Ghana defeats Nigeria in the play-off and secures a trip to Qatar.